Cleveland Cavaliers guard JR Smith was suspended on Thursday for reasons unknown until now. Before, we only knew that Smith had been suspended for “something” that “happened around shoot around,” but we now know the real story. And it’s glorious.
Tyronn Lue said “something happened after shootaround” today that led to JR Smith’s one-game suspension. Lue said Smith will be back at practice Friday and be back in the starting lineup on Saturday. Rodney Hood will start tonight.
— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) March 1, 2018
Smith was only suspended for one game but it was enough to make an impact. He missed a high stakes game against the Philadelphia 76ers and watched his team lose 108-97 from the bench.
It’s unclear at the moment whether the soup was room temperature or recently heated, which would make a big difference. It’s one thing to have a pile of lukewarm broccoli cheddar fall in your lap. But if you find a bowl of scalding soup hot and fresh out the kitchen getting hurled at your head, that’s another story. That means war.
If ever you find yourself in a position as an assistant coach where a player — who should be under you in the line of command — is throwing a potentially harmful and definitely messy object at you, reevaluate your life. It sucks enough that you’re an assistant coach. Add into that the fact that Damon Jones definitely has to listen to LeBron James whining in his ear constantly and you’re off to a rough start. But now this guy’s got to watch out for JR Smith soup bombs lobbed at him when he’s looking away? It sounds like it might be time for this guy to consider a change of scenery.
What set JR off? pic.twitter.com/aKzrzaT5rp
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) March 2, 2018
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